Sold on the Solomons- The reefs and lagoons of the Solomon...


  • Sold on the Solomons
    The reefs and lagoons of the Solomon Islands make a stunning Pacific stopover for Marian and Keith Fletcher

  • Essential spring checks
    Fitting-out tips, plus how to inspect your gas system and your rig

  • The secrets of Brittany?s island anchorages
    Ken Endean continues his Sail Like a Local series of advanced pilotage

  • A survey not tobe sniffed at…
    Exclusive report on an unbelievable breakthrough in surveying skills

  • Destinations: Conwy
    Dick Durham guides you in and around this delightful Welsh harbour

  • PLUS: Your free pull-out chart
  • Seduced by Sophie
    Charles J Doane is swept away by his Maurice Griffith-designed Golden Hind

  • Battle of the Somme Estuary
    The riddle of the Somme?s sands are unravelled by Dick Durham

  • Red tides of the Faroes
    Eleven-knot tides do not dissuade Anne Evans from cruising the Faroe Isles

On Test

  • Legend 41
    A good all-rounder for cruising couples, says James Jermain

  • Auto ID systems
    Will this new technology transform collision avoidance, asks Toby Hodges

  • Buyers Guide
    The best equipment that YM has tried and tested

  • New Gear
    Four new lifejackets, plus making the most of wind, sun and water

  • Second-hand boat test
    Mike Kopman sails a Nauticat 331and is won over by her comfort and quality

Sailing skills

  • A question of seamanship
    It?s midnight, your anchor has fouled, the wind is rising and the tripping line has vanished. What would you do?

  • Yachtmaster class
    A call for help during a recent Atlantic crossing reminds Tom Cunliffe that the sea is a less lonely place these days

  • Handle with care
    Learning Curve: Paul Boissier decides that prudence can be the better part of valour after a close call in Cherbourg

  • Night sailing
    Jack Gush shares the hardships and delights of a solitary night watch while Simon Jinks offers 20 practical tips to help you sail safely in darkness

  • Sailing quiz
    Ten teasers to test your nautical knowledge

  • Any Questions?
    YM answers your queries on safety, barnacles, rescue beacons and ducks!

Every Month

  • Editorial
    View from the helm
  • Opening shot
    Stormvogel in full flight
  • On Watch
    Calling in the lawyers, smashing world records and staying sober at sea
  • Readers? Letters
    Collisions, seeking shelter, navigation skills and learning to ski
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  • Next month/YM Books
    Sneak preview of next month?s YM
  • This Cruising Life
    Libby Purves believes that dragging your children to sea may be the making of them
  • Blue Water Letter
    Rod Heikell sets off from the Med, bound for Antigua and his own wedding, and has to cope with a tropical storm en route
  • A-Z of Second-hand Boats
    The story of Westerly begins
  • Around the Coast
    Local news round-up from our coastal correspondents nationwide
  • Confessional
    Forgive me Father, for I have sailed